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  • The evidence is increasing that there is some component in some types of jerky treats that can make dogs very, very ill. Starting in 2007, there have been many thousands of reported cases in the USA  so many, in fact, that the American FDA has been investigating.
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As a result, VPIS has recommended that pet owners should avoid cheap brands of jerky treats, and said that dogs should NOT be given any that originate in China.

If you think your dog may be affected by Fanconi Syndrome or any other condition, whether or not they have eaten jerky treats, contact your vet for advice.

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Last November, the FDA said chicken jerky products  sometimes marketed as chicken tenders, strips or treats  "may be associated with illness in dogs." Last year, the FDA had received 70 reports of ill dogs, possibly related to chicken jerky, up until its Nov. 18 advisory.


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